Knitting Pattern: Pointelle

Pointelle (multiple of 14 sts plus 5, minimum of 33 stitches)

Note: the instructions below are a generic description of how to execute this stitch pattern. For a single repeat, you'd only need nineteen stitches but you'd have a VERY narrow piece! In the example shown, there are two repeats of the stitch, so to make a swatch that looks like the one shown, you need to cast on 33 stitches (2 x the multiple of 14 stitches needed for a single repeat of the pattern plus 5.)

Row 1 (RS) *K5, yo, SKP , k2, p1, k2, k2tog, yo; rep from *, end k5. 
Rows 2 and 4 P9, *k1, p13; rep from * end k1, p9. 
Row 3 K6, *yo, SKP, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k7; rep from *, end last rep k6. 
Row 5 K7, *yo, SKP, p1, k2tog, yo, k9, rep from *, end last rep k7. 
Row 6 rep as row 2. 
Rep rows 1-6.

Click for explanation and illustration
k = knit p = purl
skp = slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over yo = yarn over

Stitch directions reproduced with permission, from Vogue Knitting Stitchionary: Volume One, Sixth & Spring Books, 2005